Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A little bit of magic from the attic

These are the first images released from a shoot we did in the attic of my apartment building. It was a lot of fun with a great team. I got to create texture with an old coworker of mine, Lindsay Garcia....

I love how Brandon captures Sarah's sexiness in hair, vulnerability of hiding in hair, and the fun of throwing and playing in hair. It's a great little series so far!


Photographer: Brandon Witzel
Model: Sarah Richards
Makeup: Claudine Ebel
Hair: Kira Pinski and Lindsay Garcia

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Video from a Tyson Daniel (Shear Genious) class..you know me...front row..

Tyson Daniel shared great techniques on bobs, long layers, scissor, and razor cutting....all while using Pureology (a luxury haircare line that is Vegan, uses certified organic botanicals(ground clear from pesticides/herbicides/fungicides for 7 years), and does not use anything known to cause cancer in it's ingredients, and is sulfate free...all to provide LONGER LASTING COLOR GUARANTEED)

If you need a cut visit my website to book online or send me an email kirapinski@gmail.com I would love to chop chop a little or a lot!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Models with Passion

This is a video I found on photographer Cully Wright's facebook fan page.

Beauty Demo from stephane pivron on Vimeo.

The magic behind a good photo is movement, acting, and providing a range of different emotions. I believe this is one of the reasons the modeling industry has moved more towards using actresses in place of models. This has been a shift since our last great Super Models: Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Iman, and Linda Evangelista ect. The agencies and TV created a lifestyle that everyday women dreamed of...wealth, sunny beaches, parties, gorgeous clothes, shoes, men, and fame all for being a woman with the power to entice. If models could build a persona for viewers to relate to they could steal the show back from their onscreen competitors.

Agyness Deyn is one example of a working model who conveys huge personality.

Others who have built a name through their modeling: Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen... and tv personality models Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks who have brought great attention to the modeling and fashion world.

We also have amazing girls in Portland. Check out some of our agencies..

Mode International

A Who's Who List from www.newfaces.com

Want More Top Supermodels and Celebrities?
Top Supermodels

Amber Valetta
Angela Lindvall
Bridget Hall
Carmen Kass
Christy Turlington
Cindy Crawford
Claudia Schiffer
Elle Macpherson
Elsa Benitez
Estella Warren
Esther CaƱadas
Eva Herzigova
Gisele Bundchen
Heidi Klum
James King
Karen Mulder
Karolina Kurkova
Kate Moss
Kirsty Hume
Linda Evangelista
Nadja Auermann
Natalia Vodianova
Naomi Campbell
Niki Taylor
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
Rhea Durham
Shalom Harlow
Stephanie Seymour
Trish Goff
Tyra Banks
Valeria Mazza

Male Supermodels

Antonio Sabato Jr.
Marcus Schenkenberg
Mark Vanderloo
Michael Bergin
Tyson Beckford

Models Turned Actresses

Angelina Jolie
Angie Everhart
Brooke Shields
Cameron Diaz
Charlize Theron
Denise Richards
Estella Warren
Halle Berry
James King
Kim Basinger
Milla Jovovich
Pamela Anderson
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
Shannon Elizabeth
Uma Thurman

I would love to hear some comments on who you feel are top models globally and locally. Or what trends you are seeing in hair, skin, nails, fashion that you love or hate!!(possibly even girls you suggest I plan a shoot with)

leave a comment or send me an email kirapinski@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Yesterday I went to a Pureology class and fell in love with a new product. It has scent that GEISHA'S wear... Camellia Oil a main ingredient Pureology's Smoothing Elixer.. similar to Morrocan/ Aragon Oil which is a craze right now!! THINK GEISHA SMOOTHNESS AND SHINE!! Lowers the Ph of hair, protects from the sun, absorbs for shine, smoothness, and elasticity...plus it contains Vitamins A,B,E...Try it and fall in love with GEISHA HAIR!

Geisha Dress from Physical Element
if it's been a while check it out!!www.kirapinski.com

Sunday, May 9, 2010

InStyle Hair

So, this morning at the grocery store I saw InStyle Magazine has a special hair issue!! I had to grab it!! This afternoon I spent the day laying in the sun in a hammock on Sauvie Island reading all the juicy details....It felt like summer vacation when I was in middle school:) There is something really nice about reading a magazine and actually turning the pages outside instead of just scrolling around online.

One of my favorite photo series were the celebrities changing their hair lengths and colors over the years...

InStyle goes over how to dress up a bun, the right headbands, ribbons, and adding fake hair.. products like dry shampoo...

I encourage you to try tips like using irons, hot rollers, back combing, different parts, and just stepping outside of the box slightly:)

I will be wearing my hair up like this a lot this summer!!

This issue of InStyle will be at the salon all month until one of my lucky clients takes it home:)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Physical Element Fashion Show

On April 22nd I had the opportunity to work with a great hair/makeup team on Jo Carter's Physical Element, "Catwalk Show"

For hair, Dayna Cakebread designed looks and textures created by Australian hairdresser Kevin Murphy who has produced a line of products, techniques, and rollers. The styles were soft, feminine waves. Texture plays a big roll in this seasons hair trends. Rollers, curling irons,rag waves, and perms are coming back into style. Different, natural textures are popular not as much of a Shirley Temple, or uniform curls but various curl formations in one style. We pinned the long hair into faux bobs, loose to the side chignons, down with volume in the lower back to compliment hats, and smoother styles with volume for short hair. One thing I like is having most of the volume in curls at the level of the eyes and sides, flatter on top, and less weight in the ends.

happy hair.

Physical Element
Hair/ Makeup Team
Hair:Dayna Cakebread, Brandie Mannon, Kira Pinski
Makeup: Fez owner of Fez Studio